Transition from 482 visa to PR

There are pathways to permanent residency through the TSS 482 visa. If you have a TSS 482 visa issued through the medium term stream, you are eligible to apply for permanent residency if or when you:

you have worked for the same sponsor for three years on your TSS visa;

you have worked in the same occupation for the three years;

you have Competent English (at least 6.0 in all parts of IELTS or an equivalent test score, unless you are exempt. This is in contrast to the English requirement for the 482 visa which is an IELTs level 5 equivalent);

you have been paid at least the salary confirmed with your 482 application;

you are under 45 years of age at the time of lodging your permanent residency visa.

If you meet the criteria above, your employer may be able to sponsor you for permanent residence through the:

Employer Nomination Scheme (subvlass 186)

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)

TSS 482 visas obtained through the short term stream do not offer a pathway to permanent residency.

To learn more about transitioning from the TSS visa to permanent residency, talk to our reliable migration agent to understand your options.

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